Rush hour clear after overnight storms

Several inches of rain fell across the Chicago area overnight, particularly on the South and Southwest sides, prompting temporary road closures and Pace bus delays.

Three inches of rain fell at Midway Airport between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Another 1.47 inches fell at O’Hare during the same time.

The westbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway (I-90) were closed at Kimball Avenue after a crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. that involved two semi trucks, police said. No injuries were reported. Lanes reopened about 6:15 a.m.

Several Pace bus routes on the Southwest Side and nearby suburbs were delayed because personnel were unable to get to the Southwest Division’s garage facility. Routes were scheduled to start operating at 4:30 a.m., but may be delayed for at least an hour, according to Pace.

The routes affected are: No. 379 Midway – Orland Square, No. 381 95th Street, No. 382 Central – Clearing, No. 383 South Cicero, No. 384 Narragansett/Ridgeland, No. 385 87th/111th/127th, No. 386 South Harlem, No. 390 Midway CTA Station – UPS Hodgkins, No. 395 95th/Dan Ryan CTA Station – UPS Hodgkins.

Just before 4 a.m., the CTA suspended Blue Line service between the Forest Park and Harlem stations due to flooding. As of 5:15 a.m., service had resumed with residual delays, according to the CTA.

The National Weather Service upgraded its initial flood advisory to the warning about 2:20 a.m. for Cook and DuPage counties, as well as parts of Lake County in northwest Indiana. However, by 4 a.m., the severe weather had moved out of the area, but lighter precipitation was still expected until about 6 a.m., according to the weather service.

Late Friday and early Saturday also face a chance of widespread rainfall, according to the weather service. Some storms could again bring heavy rain to the area.

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